Subtraction Free Printable Worksheets Kindergarten: Subtraction Free Printable Worksheets Kindergarten: It’s subtraction time! Do you know what subtraction means? Subtraction is taking away numbers. We subtract by taking away the smaller number from the bigger number. Look at the following problems! These are called vertical subtraction. The top number is always bigger than the bottom number. So, you have to take away the bottom number from the top number. For example, draw the top number of toffees and cut the bottom number of toffees. Now the remaining number of toffees is the answer.